Hollywood

89 CANDLES FOR MARLYN

Happy birthday Marilyn Monroe. Who would be 89 today!! Take a look at the links below for more.

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https://www.pinterest.com/antoniakmoore/celebrities/

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/marilyn-monroe-born

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R.I.P ROBIN WILLIAMS

Robin Williams has warmed our hearts, broadened our faces and drew tears to our eyes. Who knew such a humorous and vivacious character would leave us so soon. From his crazy, imaginative creation of Mork to the heart felt emotions of Sean Maguire in Good Will Hunting and the exuberant and camp character of The Birdcage, He lit up the screen in every move and gesture. I could write all night about Robin’s talents or who he was to the public and my own opinion or the slight sadness that his face always expressed but theres nothing I will say that one does not already know. This man was solid in his achievements and his movies will go on to entertain us for generations to come. He truly was one of the greats. He will be sadly missed.

CIRCA 1920s

Following the splash of The Great Gatspy there is a surge in all things 1920s glam. About time I say. Here here. I have alway had a strong liking to the roaring 20s and been fascinated by its culture. It was a revaluation. A break for freedom. Everything seemed to change in that era. Skirts got shorter, parties got wilder, women got more daring, men got rich, the drink got plentiful and the music got louder. Everything got glamafied and people seemed to party their money and cares away.It would have been some time to be around.

It was an era of speak easy excess, debauchery and big business in Hollywood. It would have been some spectacle to have been a fly on the wall.

The fashion of that era was extraordinary. Dresses had a swing and were worn heavy with beads and sequence,. Stunning pieces were worn by all. Right now the high streets are offering a glimpse in to the fashion world of that time. I have put together some original circa 1920s items for you to take a look at. When you go shopping you can take an original idea or item and create your own way of styling it. Check out some of these stunning pieces. Enjoy and hope you find some fabulous 1920s inspired fashion.

 

Liz & Dick

I have just watched the Liz & Dick movie. I was so surprised lately when it got such bad press, reviews and mockery. I now know why. I think it is an insult to Elizabeth Taylor to 1. Have her portrayed in that light and 2. To have Lindsey Lohan play her. Who on earth is the casting director? He or she must have been like 18 as Elizabeth Taylor is/was Hollywood Royalty and to have her played and portrayed so poorly is to dis her extraordinary acting talent, her genuinity, her giving, kind and loving nature. More than that she was cleaver, witty, charming, sharp as a blade, coy, cute and selfless (yes Iv read all her books) Did I mention her acting capability was 2nd to none.

This movie really is badly scripted also and very lazily shot. Its like cut to the 5 bad minutes of her entire life, focus on that and voila, we have a movie. Is that what youth culture, are expected in some weird way be able to relate to or worse, to consider it a love story!? Awful awful awful!! I find it hard to digest. Looks like Hollywood is either becoming lazy or desperate or just doesn’t care about making good quality, decent, well done and clever pictures any more. Any true Elizabeth fan will not pay heed to it but for people that are new to the 20 Century Icon (or Queen of the Nile) its a pretty bad introduction.

Grant Bowler makes it watchable in his version of Richard Burton. He plays the character well but I think he could do better in other roles. Good luck to him in future film. I wonder what Richard himself would think of him. Im sure he wouldn’t have to many ill words, maybe even think he’s rather good. You never know where his mind could be at.

I do love Liz & Dick (the people) but I dearly hope there is a better interpretation of them in years to come.

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